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July 26th, 2023

Ferencvarosi Torna Club

Ferencvárosi Torna Club, known as Ferencváros, Fradi, or simply FTC, is a professional football club based in Ferencváros, Budapest, Hungary, that competes in the Nemzeti Bajnokság I, the top flight of Hungarian football. Ultimate Budapest Blog’s new post would like to introduce you to Budapest’s historic football club Ferencvaros and their history. In the last part of our blog post, you will find useful information about where to buy tickets without putting your credit card information in danger while buying Ferencvaros tickets.

Ferencvaros Sport Club logoFerencvaros Sport Club logo

History of Club

Ferencvárosi Torna Club was founded on 3rd May 1899 and quickly became the most popular sports club in Hungary. The colours of the club are green and white and the motto translates to ‘Morality, Strength, Consensus’. The badge design of Fradi was first published on the 8th of December in 1901.

The only club flying the Hungarian flag in European Cups in the 2022-2023 Europa League, Ferencvaros topped their group, leading them to the round of sixteen of the Europa League, formerly UEFA Cup. 

Ferencvaros Club has also branched out into athletics, cycling, football, gymnastics, and swimming, all of which are training young generations to potentially compete at national level in such national teams as the Ferencvaros Handball and Ferencvaros Hockey teams.

Ferencvaros FC Stadium

They are playing their home games at Ferencvaros Stadium known as Groupama Arena in Budapest with 23,700 supporters. Club officials are aiming to play in the Europa League Final. In order to reach their dream, they need as many fans as possible for their home games more than before. 

Inside and Outside Pictures of Groupama Arena Inside and Outside Pictures of Groupama Arena 

Groupama Arena Tickets and Events

Upcoming Ferencvaros events and fixtures at the Groupama Arena (and Puskás Stadium) are listed under this Budapest football tickets link.

Hungarian Athletes

Hungary is also known for many famous athletes and sport lovers in various fields, from water polo to gymnastics. Since the Hungarian national teams have been paying attention to youth academies, Magyarok (Magyars) or Nemzeti Tizenegy (National Eleven) have shown great improvement to the national team’s ranking, placing 36th in 2023.

Hungarian National Soccer Team in front of their supporters.Hungarian National Soccer Team in front of their supporters.

Hungarian National Players in Other Leagues

With the recent successes of the Hungarian national football team in recent years, many national team players are playing in other European leagues and even further abroad. Some of the most notable players are Attila Szalai (Fenerbahçe), Willi Orbán (RB Leipzig), Milos Kerkez (AZ Alkmaar), Dániel Gazdag (Philadelphia), Roland Sallai (SC Freiburg) and Dominik Szoboszlai (RB Leipzig).

Hungarian national team players <b>Attila Szalai </b>(right) and <b>Dominik Szoboszlai (left)</b>Hungarian national team players Attila Szalai (right) and Dominik Szoboszlai (left)

Hungarian football seems to have started benefitting from the international experience of their players. The Hungarian National Football Team also has lots of players from Ferencvaros Football Club.

Hungarian National Team Players from Fradi

Based on most recent lineups, team captain Dénes Dibusz, Endre Botka and Péter Baráth are representing Ferencvaros Football Club on the National team.

 Ferencvárosi Torna Club team captain Dénes Dibusz. Ferencvárosi Torna Club team captain Dénes Dibusz.

Hungarian players are typically famous for their body size, academic background and high work rate during their play times. With their recent run of success around Europe at both club and national level, the world’s most famous leagues are starting to take notice of Hungarian National Players.  The English Premier League, Spanish La Liga, Italian Serie A and others have been known to be trying to entice Hungarian players. 

Ferencvaros has been known to offer chances to youngsters to improve their potential. Some of the Ferencvaros Budapest match tickets are allocated by talent scouts from all around the world to give to shortlisted players. Based on recent attendance data, Ferencvarosi tickets are selling fast.

Ferencvárosi TC in European Competitions

Ferencváros has been the most successful Hungarian club in European football competitions having won the 1964–65 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup.

The Hungarians hit the European headlines back in 1995, as Ferencvaros became the first Hungarian club to enter the group stages of the UEFA Champions League in the 95/96 season. Fourteen seasons passed before the feat was matched by Debrecen in 2009.

The new millennium also began promisingly enough, as Ferencvaros claimed a domestic triple of league, cup and Super Cup in 2004. The club again made Hungarian footballing history as the nation’s first to qualify for the group phase of the UEFA Cup in 2005. However, they were punished for a string of financial irregularities and hit with a compulsory relegation to the second tier in 2006. Their attempt to bounce back at the first time of asking fell agonisingly short on the final day of the following season.

The ‘Green Eagles’ finally regained their top flight status in 2009, finishing seventh in what ended up being a consolidating season for them. The 2010/11 campaign brought a third-place finish and a shot at the Europa League, although the men from Budapest failed to secure a place in the group stage. Despite the turmoil of recent years and the lack of a trophy since 2004, Ferencvaros comfortably remain Hungary’s best-supported and most popular club.

Now under new ownership and with ambitious plans for redeveloping their stadium and training facilities, the Green Eagles will surely not rest until they are once again soaring above the rest of their domestic competition.

Trophies of Ferencvaros Football Club

  • Inter-Cities Fairs Cup
  • Winners (1): 1964–65
  • Runners-up (1): 1967–68
  • UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
  • Runners-up (1): 1974–75
  • Mitropa Cup
  • Winners (2): 1928, 1937
  • Runners-up (4): 1935, 1938, 1939, 1940
  • Challenge Cup
  • Winners (1): 1909
  • Runners-up (1): 1911
Ferencvaros TC in Champions League and Europa League DrawingsFerencvaros TC in Champions League and Europa League Drawings

Ferencvaros Budapest Club Records in UEFA Competitions

  • Biggest home win: 8 September 1965, Ferencváros 9–1 Iceland Keflavík
  • Biggest home defeat: 27 September 1995, Ferencváros 1–5 Netherlands Ajax and 13 August 2019, Ferencváros 0–4 Croatia Dinamo Zagreb
  • Biggest away win: 29 July 1998, Andorra Principat 1–8 Ferencváros
  • Biggest away defeat: 20 October 1994, Portugal Porto 6–0 Ferencváros
  • Appearances in UEFA Champions League: 14
  • Appearances in UEFA Cup Winners' Cup: 8
  • Appearances in UEFA Europa League: 21
  • Appearances in Inter-Cities Fairs Cup: 5
  • Appearances in UEFA Intertoto Cup: 2
  • Appearances in Mitropa Cup: 15
  • Appearances in Challenge Cup: 4
  • Player with most UEFA appearances: 54 Hungary Dénes Dibusz
  • Top scorers in UEFA club competitions: 17 Hungary Péter Lipcsei

You can check detailed information at Ferencvaros Wiki page.

What to do and see at Ferencvarosi Torna Club

Ferencvaros Museum

Visit the Fradi Museum at the Groupama Arena and combine it with a stadium tour.

Ferencvaros Museum Opening hours:

Monday:  Closed

Tuesday-Friday: 10.00-18.00

On weekends: 10.00-16.00

Admission is free for children under 6 and over 70. Visiting the museum and the stadium takes approximately 50 minutes


With your ticket to the Fradi Museum, you are automatically entitled to participate in the stadium tour.

Groupama Arena Stadium Tour

From where: Main entrance of Groupama Arena

When: Every hour, the first tour starts at 11 a.m., the last at 4 p.m. on weekdays and at 2 p.m. on weekends.

What will I see?: home dressing room, side of the field with the benches, VIP area of the stadium.

Groupama Arena Stadium Tour Opening hours:

Monday:  Closed

Tuesday-Friday: 10.00-18.00

On weekends: 10.00-16.00

Admission is free for children under 6 and over 70. Visiting the museum and the stadium takes approximately 50 minutes

Ferencvaros Fan Store

The Fradi Shop is open at the Groupama Arena

The Fradi Shop is located next to the main entrance of the Groupama Arena. In the shop you can purchase Ferencváros memorabilia of any kind from smaller items, like keyrings, to more exclusive clothing and products. 

Ferencvaros Shop Opening hours:

Monday to Sunday: 10:00-19:00

Address: Budapest, Üllői Street 129

Fradi Fan StoreFradi Fan Store

Ferencvaros Budapest Online Shopping

Latest products, discounts and special offers are also available in Ferencvárosi Torna Club Online Shop.

Where Can I Buy Ferencvaros Tickets?

Online ticket purchase looks like an easy thing to do but we strongly recommend you to be vigilant against scams and improper web pages that are presenting fake listings with high ticket prices. In this section, Ultimate Budapest Blog will help you with where to buy Ferencvaros tickets, showing the official channels that sportlovers should use.

Ferencvaros Tickets Online

Tickets for the games of Ferencvaros first football team can be bought online. 

You can also buy them at the ticket office of Groupama Arena. 

Opening hours: 

Monday-Friday:  10.00-18.00

Saturday: 09.00-13.00

or until the start of the actual game of that day. 

Important Note: To buy a regular ticket to games you need to register for the Fradi Supporter Card. If you don’t have a Fradi Supporter Card, you can buy tickets from Ultimate Budapest Ferencvaros Tickets page.

MVM Dome Multifunctional Event HallMVM Dome Multifunctional Event Hall

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If you are a sports fan who is open to new experiences, we strongly recommend you to visit Olympic Park, Puskás Aréna, MVM Dome, Papp László Budapest Sportaréna and Ferencvaros Budapest Games. At this point, you might take an eye on Ultimate Budapest Ferencvarosi Tickets with VIP privileges with unlimited foods and drinks which might help you to enjoy the game even more!

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Fradi Fans are known with well-prepared choreographiesFradi Fans are known with well-prepared choreographies

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